• NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stocks slipped on Tuesday, with riskier equities hit hardest after the U.S.

  • Maggots in food among new prison food complaints Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    The records also show several days when Aramark employees simply failed to show up and cases of unauthorized relationships between inmates and Aramark workers. Last month, for example, an Aramark employee notified a prison guard at Trumbull Correctional Institution that "one of the two serving lines had maggots falling out of the warming tray."

  • Budget bills signed by Corbett get legal scrutiny Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Tom Corbett for Pennsylvania state government's two-week-old fiscal year is the subject of intense legal scrutiny.

  • YOUR MONEY-What should be in your "death" file Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 15- After helping a girlfriend through the messy, tangled finances left in the wake of a parent's death, John Kerecz had a message for his own mom and dad: Get your paperwork in order.

  • VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector general don't believe it. Allison Hickey, the VA's undersecretary for benefits, told Congress that at the insistence of officials from President Barack Obama on down, the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000— a 55 percent decrease from the peak.

  • RPT-COLUMN-The real shale revolution: Kemp Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    LONDON, July 14- By now everyone knows the shale revolution was made possible by the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "Horizontal drilling is the real marvel of engineering and scientific innovation," David Blackmon wrote in Forbes magazine last year.

  • July 14- Staples Inc said the company and the U.S. Postal Service will end a pilot program to set up mini-post offices in the company's retail outlets, after several protests outside the retailer's stores.

  • US companies look overseas for tax bill relief Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc. said Monday it will become part of a new company organized in the Netherlands in a $5.3 billion deal to acquire some of Abbott Laboratories' generic-drugs business.

  • Atlantic City casino revenue, minus closure, rises Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Like a ship struggling to right itself in a roiling sea, Atlantic City's casinos are trying mightily to find balance amid a rapidly contracting and constantly changing gambling market. Not counting the Atlantic Club, which closed in January, the 11 casinos that operated in both 2014 and 2013 increased their revenue by nearly 4 percent in June.

  • Dairy Farmers of America ends price suit for $50M Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    The lawsuit charged the cooperative, its marketing arm, Dairy Marketing Services, and Dallas- based Dean Foods with working together to monopolize the market for raw milk in the Northeast, driving down prices paid to dairy farmers. Dairy processor Dean Foods Co. agreed to a settlement of $30 million in 2011. Dean Foods also did not admit any wrongdoing.

  • July 14- Layoff notices went out on Monday for roughly 1,000 employees of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino Hotel, in anticipation of a Sept. 16 closure, the company said in a statement. The seashore casino is one of the poorest performers in Atlantic City, which began the year with 12 casinos but with the Trump Plaza closing could be down to eight.

  • COLUMN-The real shale revolution: Kemp Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    LONDON, July 14- By now everyone knows the shale revolution was made possible by the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "Horizontal drilling is the real marvel of engineering and scientific innovation," David Blackmon wrote in Forbes magazine last year.

  • 'Scandal' star Tony Goldwyn creates a new drama Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Tony Goldwyn has displayed a lack of ethics in the White House. As President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC's hit melodrama "Scandal," he has cheated on his wife right under her nose and even smothered a pesky Supreme Court justice on her sickbed.

  • Mylan to buy Abbott business line in $5.3B deal Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The generic drugmaker Mylan is buying Abbott Laboratories' generic-drugs business in developed markets for stock valued at about $5.3 billion. The business to be acquired by Mylan encompasses more than 100 generic and specialty drugs sold in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It also include manufacturing plants in France and Japan.

  • Manufacturer says it may hire 3,000 in Camden Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    CAMDEN, N.J.— A company that makes components for power plants said Monday that it eventually expects to bring 3,000 jobs to the facility it plans to build in Camden, one of the nation's poorest cities. It says it will not have any nuclear fuel at the facility in Camden that was once home to a New York Shipbuilding Corp. yard that at one time employed 30,000 people.

  • FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— J. Keith Mularski's world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. Especially since he transferred from Washington, D.C., in 2005 to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh field office's cyber squad— which he now heads. He spent about five years in the business before joining the FBI.

  • Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous' Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Lawrence Campbell shot Officer Melvin Santiago in the head shortly after he and his partner arrived at the 24- hour Walgreens at around 4 a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said. Campbell, 27, of Jersey City, was one of three suspects wanted by police for a prior homicide, Fulop said.

  • Expert: Pa. didn't address fracking health impacts Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.

  • July 12- The Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City could shut its doors in September and lay off 1,000 workers, a local newspaper reported, in what could make it the fourth casino to close this year in the faltering New Jersey resort city.

  • Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect it will close Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said they expect to shut down in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press that no final decision has been made on the Boardwalk casino.